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Atomic bombs and whale sharks: How to calculate age of world’s largest fish

Whale Shark

REUTERS, APRIL 10, 2020 “For the management of any marine species, knowledge of growth rate is critical as it determines the resilience of populations to threats such as fishing” WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have figured out how to calculate the age of whale sharks – Earth’s largest fish – with some guidance from the radioactive fallout spawned by Cold War-era …

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